Amia Lieblich

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Amia Lieblich (Hebrew: עמיה ליבליך; born 1939) is an Israeli psychologist and writer known for her work in qualitative research in psychology.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Lieblich is professor emeritus from Hebrew University, where she has also served as dean of students. After her retirement from Hebrew University she was a faculty member at the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yafo for a few years. Subsequently she has been serving as the president of The Academic College of Society and the Arts, located at a campus in Netanya.

Lieblich's research focuses on various aspects of Israeli society including military service, the Kibbutz movement, life stories of women, and the "new family" in Israel.[2] She has also co-edited, with Ruthellen Josselson and Dan P. McAdams, the eleven-book series "The Narrative Study of Lives."

Published works (English)[edit]

  • Tin Soldiers on Jerusalem Beach (Pantheon, 1978)
  • Kibbutz Makom (Pantheon, 1981)
  • Transition to Adulthood During Military Service (SUNY Press, 1989)
  • Seasons of Captivity: the Inner World of POWs (NYU Press, 1994)
  • Conversations with Dvora: An Experimental Biography of the First Modern Hebrew Woman Writer (UC Press, 1997)
  • Narrative Research: Reading, Analysis, and Interpretation (With Rivka Tuval-Mashiach and Tamar Zilber, Sage, 1998)
  • Learning about Lea (Athena, 2003)
  • In spite of everything: the story of a bi-national community (2014)


  1. ^ Jewish Women's Archive. "Amia Lieblich." [1] (January 23, 2010)
  2. ^ Golan, A: "Life, and Nothing But". Haaretz, 2008